Julien Briché delights in race two win after race one disqualification

Julien Briché delights in race two win after race one disqualification

Julien Briché
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JSB Compétition’s Julien Briché was delighted to have claimed victory in the second TCR Europe race at the Hungaroring, having earlier been disqualified from fourth in the first race of the day.

Briché mastered changeable conditions at the Hungaroring, as the race had started in mixed conditions with light rain falling on the circuit.

The Frenchman started from fifth on the grid but was up to fourth at the start, before challenging for second at Turn 2.

Ultimately the Peugeot driver ended the first lap in fourth, but he was looking extremely racy and, after benefitting from a retirement ahead of him, was soon in the podium positions.

Briché spent a few laps held up behind Borkovic, clearly looking racier, before taking second, and then the 38-year-oldwent around the outside of race leader Dániel Nagy three laps from home to earn victory.

“I am super happy, especially after I have been excluded from Race 1 due to [being] underweight,” said Briché. “With this victory I made up for the disappointment.

“It was a great race, with changeable weather conditions, and I gave everything I had. No strategies, just attacking at every corner.

“I had some entertaining battles, especially with Borković and [Gilles] Magnus. After I was able to pass Nagy for the lead it was a matter to avoid mistakes until the end.

“It was a great win for our team and Peugeot Sport.”